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Need help picking a laptop

I'm a sophomore in college, and I needed a new laptop. I was thinking about the Xps 13 or MacBook Pro, but the latter is far more expensive. I'll probably only buy it if it lasts me a long time, like 5+ years. Does it? And how is the Xps 13, worth the money? Any other laptop suggestions for college?

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Those are good choices.

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The thing is, 5 years is a stretch if you expect these to reach that many years with no repairs. The battery won't make it so there's that.

My son returned 2 laptops from college and one is from 2006 which needed a new HDD. While we were doing that I upped the RAM and went to SSD so it's now a decade old and still works. The second laptop is from 2009 and it had the same fate on the HDD so it will get a new SSD and then seems pretty current running W10.

You picked the most common models folk go for so I take it you are getting the XP 13 non-touch.

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How about MSI GS40?

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Gaming or not?

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well....if you don't really play games, maybe get MacBook Pro? Personal experience was having one lasting for 7~8 years. Although it wasn't running so sufficient at the last couple months and some applications could not support anymore, but it worked fine with me.

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